First, let me say, I love salsa. It is my favorite condiment. Seriously, I put it on everything! This recipe is one that I love because it can be modified to please a variety of tastes. The ingredients are simple and ones that I seem to always have on hand. I love making a quick batch when we have friends over, for a midnight snack, or if I have tomatoes that are too ripe for a salad.
1 lb Tomatoes- any kind I love using Roma or Heirloom tomatoes fresh from the garden
1/2 Small Onion
1 Serrano Pepper
2 Cloves of Garlic
Prepare a cast iron skillet by covering the bottom and sides with foil. Cut the tomatoes in half, half, de-seed, and de-stem the serrano pepper. Peel and half the onion and peel the garlic. Place all of the ingredients face up on the skillet and broil on high. After 5 minutes, the garlic and serrano are blistered; remove them and place in blender. Continue broiling the remaining ingredients until the tomato and onion are blistered, another 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients to blender. Add three tablespoons of water and salt/pepper to the blender and pulse until salsa is to the desired consistency. If desired you could add a handful of cilantro or lemon juice.